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Searchers has other meanings. See Searchers (disambiguation) for other uses.

The Searchers are enemies that first appear in Chapter 2 and 3 from Bendy and the Ink Machine.



The Searchers resemble large, human-based figures entirely made of black ink. They have very smooth bodies, elongated arms, and the lower part of their bodies seem to melt into giant puddles of ink. Whenever they crawl to move, they leave ink trails behind.

Their ghoulish faces sport a gaping mouth, a protruding jaw, and two indentations in the place of eyes.


When spawned, Searchers starts following Henry quickly to attack. Upon hitting them with a weapon, they will collapse into ink and disappear, allowing Henry to continue. Sometimes, they can come in packs.

However, the Searchers can be very dangerous if they crowd against Henry in a large pack. If Henry gets attacked by them enough, Henry will be killed, sending him straight back to the Bendy statue to respawn. However, if Henry manages to outrun the Searchers or get inside the Little Miracle Station, they will vanish and will only reappear if Henry returns near them. This may be difficult since they are almost as fast as Henry.

One of the Searchers can startle the player in alarm as soon as it rises from the floor when approaching the pack unexpectedly.


Chapter 2: The Old Song

Their moaning sound is first heard when opening the entrance to the Music Department hall after completing the first puzzle. The Searchers starts to become active after enabling the "POWER" switch from the stairwell to activate all the lights from the areas.

They are first encountered in the Music Department hall. One can be encountered in the inky hall and the stairs.

The second wave of Searchers are later encountered in the recording studio after activating the first ink flow from Sammy's sanctuary.

They are later encountered inside the infirmary while Henry is attempting to activate the second ink flow.

Finally, they are encountered in the ritual room after Sammy is presumably killed by "Bendy".

Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

The Searchers reappear in the third chapter. They spawn in every various locations when Henry starts to solve several tasks for "Alice". Once killed, the Searcher will re-spawn if Henry goes back to the area after few minutes.


  • Similarly to Sammy, and Alice Angel, the Searchers have their own soundtrack of the same name.
  • The Searchers have their own Patreon named "The Searcher Dance Party", where Mike Mood showcases their beta models as rag dolls doing random things.

  • Searcher

    Beta version of the Searcher.

    Their model from Chapter 2's first release is slightly different, and they are slower and more fragile. Each hand possesses three fingers, with two longer ones closely resembling a tuning fork. Their face also seems to be painted partly with grayish-white colors (yellowish-brown due to the game's lighting). They appear to be slightly shorter than Henry. They also first appear as a chunk of glob when idle.
    • They collapse into pieces once they damaged Henry, and even simply running into obstacles or walls. Afterwards when getting killed, the glob-like masses where the Searchers spawned from slowly shrink into the floor and dissipate.
    • One each can be spawned from the entrance of Sammy's office and near from the hallway between the Music Department hall and the recording studio while solving Sammy's music puzzle.
      • One can also spawn at the end of Sammy's sanctuary while facing against the pack for the second time.

Allison PendleGrant CohenHenryJoey DrewLindaNorman PolkSammy LawrenceShawn FlynnSusie CampbellThomas ConnorWally Franks
Alice AngelBendyBoris the Wolf (Clone) • Butcher GangSkeleton
"Alice""Bendy"FisherPiperSammySearchersStrikerSwollen SearchersThe Projectionist

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